‘Chocolate City’ Has Lost Our Anchor Extraordinaire

There are few shining examples of Black male excellence in broadcast TV, a field that suffers from a dearth of brothas like Jim Vance. The man who delivered the news to us in D.C....

Legislative Black Caucus Seeks Reform of Drug, Bail Laws

The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland recently met with Attorney General Brian Frosh to discuss how to protect Maryland citizens from predatory drug companies engaged in price-gouging, and ending the cash-for-freedom bail system.   Cash Bail The...

BEEP Prepares African American College Students for Jobs in Corporate America

Last week, June 8-11, more than 450 attendees, including 132 HBCU students, came together in Orlando, Fla., for the National Urban League’s 42nd annual Black Executive Exchange Program (BEEP) Leadership Conference. BEEP, the National...

WHEN WILL WE LEARN?

Trice-Edney – A recent study on wealth was conducted by Amy Traub, Laura Sullivan, Tatjana Meschede and Tom Shapiro.  The study did a comparison of Black and White wealth and Latino and White wealth. ...

Policing in Our Communities

What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “policing in our community?” I admit the term “…our communities” is a nebulous term in that African American communities vary from the most affluent to...

A Bowser Ally Responds To AFRO Article

I want to provide a perspective that was missing from James Wright’s June 24th article on Mayor Bowser and her first six months in office. I live in Deanwood, located in Ward 7, and...

Our Defense of Democracy Continues

On Aug. 6, principled Americans of every background commemorated the 52nd anniversary of that historic day in 1965 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law.  With a few strokes...

The Real ‘First Black President’

“Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, what they did was hard. It takes time. It takes more than a single term. It takes more than a single president … and more than a single individual.” – Barack...

Danny Bakewell…Toyota Disrespects and Devalues the Patronage of their Black Consumers

I have recently been shocked and appalled by ads that I and other Black publishers saw in several major newspapers (The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, etc.) confirming that Toyota spent hundreds of thousands...

Supreme Court Must Keep Affirmative Action Alive

“The enduring hope is that race should not matter; the reality is that too often it does.” -        Anthony Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Soon, in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the...

Can Blacks and Police Find Inner Peace?

The longstanding problem of racial tension between law enforcement and African-Americans has been underscored in recent months by the highly publicized killings of Blacks at the hands of the police. These killings, under questionable...

Parity and college sports

I’m a college sports fan who thinks that major universities are bullying small colleges and HBCUs who are also NCAA members. Each weekend during the football and basketball seasons we have to watch the horrendous...

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